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As its role as the first-ever official grocer of Team Canada, Sobeys’ parent company, Empire, has launched the “Feed the Dream” movement to support and celebrate the nation’s athletes on the road to the Tokyo Olympic Games. We look at how this is being executed in-store.

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With Loblaw seeing continued strength in Q1, we look at how it’s preparing for a tougher second quarter as it laps the surge in demand from last year. Q1 key numbers Retail segment sales increased 0.7% to $11.7bn Food retail same-store sales up 0.1% Drug retail same-store sales down 1.7%. While pharmacy same-store sales increased 3.5%, front store same-store sales fell 6.4% Ecom...
Sobeys has launched a new look and feel for its core Sobeys supermarket format in the Legacy neighbourhood, located in south-east Calgary. We look inside this new store. Cleaner look, sharper lines This new store is the first from Sobeys to feature this updated look and feel. While several elements are retained from the original Sobeys concept, new signposting has been introduced for fresh ...
We review Metro’s Q2 performance, including strong ecommerce sales, and the outlook as it starts to cycle the surge in demand at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Second quarter key numbers Total sales increased 5.1% to $4.2bn Food same-store sales up 5.5%, and up 10.1% for the first 10 weeks of the quarter Pharmacy same-store sales down 0.8% Ecommerce sales increase...

Presentations

05/05/2021
This report will help you understand the importance of key markets in North America and Latin America, including the USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, and their prospects through to the end of 2022.
30/04/2021
Centre store categories are of significant interest and importance for grocery retailers and suppliers. While on one end the centre store drives revenue for suppliers and retailers, the latter benefit from the traffic it attracts to their stores. Centre store categories also provide retailers with the opportunity to encourage shoppers to trade up or drive incremental volume.
29/04/2021
Discounters in North America will be adding more than $12bn to the grocery retail industry by the end of 2022, more than the supermarkets and hypermarkets channel together. This is a channel of growth for the future offering many opportunities for suppliers.
07/04/2021
We recently visited Sobeys' Safeway-bannered supermarket which has been opened in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada. We look at how the retailer has adapted the format for this urban location and how it fits into its broader strategy.

Key presentation

Canada country presentation

This guide to Canada explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

North America retail outlook 2021

We highlight the five trends set to shape the North American food retail market in 2021.

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